St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus Hospice Referral Patterns and Quality Outcomes - Oct 2016 to Sep 2019


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DRG Category Total Unique Beneficiaries Discharged (Oct 2016 to Sep 2019) 30 Day Hospice Admission Rate Post Hospital Discharge (%) Hospice Avg. LOS Hospice Median LOS St. Luke's Visiting Nurse Association - Bethlehem, PA Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice - Allentown, PA Family Pillars Hospice - Bethlehem, PA Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA Compassus - Allentown - Allentown, PA
All 18,260
Surgical 8,152
Non Surgical 12,824
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis 1,893
Major Hip and Knee Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity 1,019
Renal Failure 912
Heart Failure and Shock 907
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction 705
Acute Myocardial Infarction 682
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders 538
G.I.Hemorrhage 492
Medical Back Problems 485
Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders 471
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders 470
Psychoses 452
Other Disorders of Nervous System 439
Infections and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure 418
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant 396
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Coronary Artery/Stent 390
Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 380
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint 366
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure 359
Nutritional and Miscellaneous Metabolic Disorders 359
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy 358
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures 349
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections 337
Endovascular Procedures 324
Coronary Bypass 307
Other Vascular Procedures 304
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma < 1 Hour 279
Seizures 273
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses 258
Other Digestive System Diagnoses 253
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations 250
Cellulitis 234
Circulatory Disorders Except AMI with Cardiac Catheterization 226
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 225
Cardiac Valve and Other Major Cardiothoracic Procedures 218
Extensive O.R. Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 216
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 214
Diabetes 210
Major Chest Trauma 209
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses 202
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 198
Other Major Cardiovascular Procedures 196
Craniotomy and Endovascular Intracranial Procedures 195
Aftercare 192
Red Blood Cell Disorders 178
Fracture, Sprain, Strain and Dislocation Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh 177
G.I. Obstruction 174
Syncope and Collapse 173
Major Joint and Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremity 172
Major Chest Procedures 167
Pulmonary Embolism 160
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical 154
Hypertension 153
Extracranial Procedures 150
Signs and Symptoms 146
Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedures Except Hip,Foot,Femur 141
Kidney and Ureter Procedures 137
Bronchitis and Asthma 137
Disorders of Biliary Tract 134
Nonspecific Cerebrovascular Disorders 131
Percutaneous Intracardiac Procedures 131
Peripheral and Cranial Nerve and Other Nervous System Procedures 130
Chest Pain 129
Cardiac Defibrillator Implant 129
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs 127
Other Respiratory System O.R. Procedures 126
Coagulation Disorders 126
Stomach, Esophageal and Duodenal Procedures 121
Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement 120
Pathological Fractures and Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Malignancy 120
Traumatic Stupor and Coma, Coma > 1 Hour 120
Trauma to the Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast 120
Transient Ischemia 118
Procedures for Obesity 115
Respiratory Neoplasms 110
Cervical Spinal Fusion 109
Endocrine Disorders 109
Organic Disturbances and Intellectual Disability 108
Complications of Treatment 107
Disequilibrium 107
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy 102
Cholecystectomy 102
Digestive Malignancy 101
Aortic and Heart Assist Procedures 101
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections 99
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders 98
Postoperative or Post-Traumatic Infections with O.R. Procedure 97
Other O.R. Procedures for Injuries 92
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Diagnoses 92
Bone Diseases and Arthropathies 90
Amputation of Lower Limb for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 90
OTHER CARDIOTHORACIC PROCEDURES 89
Wound Debridement and Skin Graft Except Hand, for Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders 86
Craniotomy with Major Device Implant or Acute Complex CNS PDX 85
Nervous System Neoplasms 85
Other Respiratory System Diagnoses 83
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis 80
Non-extensive Procedure Unrelated to Principal Diagnosis 79
ECMO or Tracheostomy with MV >96 Hours or PDX Except Face, Mouth and Neck 79
Disorders of Liver Except Malignancy, Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 79
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis 79
Headaches 78
Uterine and Adnexal Procedures for Malignancy 75
Postoperative and Post-Traumatic Infections 74
Pneumothorax 72
Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders Except Upper Limb and Toe 72
Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures 69
Malignancy of Hepatobiliary System or Pancreas 66
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia 64
Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 64
Other Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast Procedures 62
Ischemic Stroke with Use of Thrombolytic Agent 61
Major Male Pelvic Procedures 60
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence 60
Other Multiple Significant Trauma 58
Acute Adjustment Reaction and Psychosocial Dysfunction 58
Urinary Stones 57
Transurethral Procedures 56
Major Hematological/Immunological Diagnoses Except Sickle Cell Crisis and Coagulation 54
Peptic Ulcer 54
Pleural Effusion 51
Hernia Procedures 50
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Procedures 49
Peritoneal Adhesiolysis 48
Other Ear,Nose,Mouth and Throat Diagnoses 47
Connective Tissue Disorders 47
Other Digestive System O.R. Procedures 47
Back and Neck Procedures, Except Spinal Fusion, or Disc Devices/Neurostimulators 46
Pancreas, Liver and Shunt Procedures 44
Viral Illness 44
Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Infection 42
Other Circulatory O.R. Procedures 41
Cardiac Pacemaker Revision Except Device Replacement 41
Hypertensive Encephalopathy 40
Amputation for Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders 40
Dental and Oral Diseases 40
Soft Tissue Procedures 39
Uterine and Adnexal Procedures for Non-Malignancy 39
Other Procedures for Multiple Significant Trauma 39
Carotid Artery Stent Procedures 37
Tendonitis, Myositis and Bursitis 37
Spinal Procedures 37
Skin Grafts and Wound Debridement for Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders 37
Atherosclerosis 36
Biopsies of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 35
Minor Skin Disorders 35
Skin Debridement 34
Respiratory Signs and Symptoms 34
Major Bladder Procedures 34
Limb Reattachment, Hip and Femur Procedures for Multiple Significant Trauma 33
Chemotherapy without Acute Leukemia as Secondary Diagnosis 33
Concussion 31
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 30
Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebellar Ataxia 29
Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion 28
Depressive Neuroses 27
Other Disorders of the Eye 27
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures without Coronary Artery Stent 26
Other Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Procedures 26
Kidney and Urinary Tract Signs and Symptoms 26
Ventricular Shunt Procedures 26
Wound Debridements for Injuries 26
Neurological Eye Disorders 25
Osteomyelitis 25
Cardiac Congenital and Valvular Disorders 25
Transurethral Prostatectomy 24
Reticuloendothelial and Immunity Disorders 24
Foot Procedures 24
Other Myeloproliferative Disorders or Poorly Differentiated Neoplasm Diagnoses 24
Skin Ulcers 24
VAGINAL DELIVERY 24
Lymphoma and Non-Acute Leukemia with Other Procedure 23
Interstitial Lung Disease 23
Cranial/Facial Procedures 23
Malignancy, Female Reproductive System 22
Fever And Inflammatory Conditions 22
Knee Procedures 22
Kidney and Urinary Tract Neoplasms 22
Skin Graft 20
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical with Spinal Curvature / Malignancy / Infection or Extensive Fusions 20
Shoulder, Elbow or Forearm Procedures, Except Major Joint Procedures 20
Major Esophageal Disorders 19
Traumatic Injury 19
Nonspecific CVA and Precerebral Occlusion without Infarction 19
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy 18
Acute Leukemia without Major Procedure 18
Non-Bacterial Infections of Nervous System Except Viral Meningitis 18
Lymphoma and Leukemia with Major Procedure 17
Pelvic Evisceration, Radical Hysterectomy and Radical Vulvectomy 17
Appendectomy 17
Upper Limb and Toe Amputation for Circulatory System Disorders 16
Prostatectomy 16
Epistaxis 16
Bilateral or Multiple Major Joint Procedures of Lower Extremity 15
Minor Small and Large Bowel Procedures 15
Allergic Reactions 15
Anal and Stomal Procedures 15
Other Injury, Poisoning and Toxic Effect Diagnoses 15
Other Infectious and Parasitic Disease Diagnoses 14
Breast Disorders 14
Major Head and Neck Procedures 14
Other Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat O.R. Procedures 14
Spinal Disorders and Injuries 14
Inflammation of the Male Reproductive System 13
Tracheostomy for Face, Mouth and Neck Diagnoses or Laryngectomy 13
Intracranial Vascular Procedures with PDX Hemorrhage 13
Other Heart Assist System Implant 12
Nontraumatic Stupor and Coma 12
CESAREAN SECTION 12
Thyroid, Parathyroid and Thyroglossal Procedures 11
Vagina, Cervix and Vulva Procedures 11
Neuroses Except Depressive 11
Major Procedures with Diagnosis of Other Contact with Health Services 11